Donate Life Flag Raising in Old Lyme, CT – 2018 April 6, 2018 Ryan Lee Leave a comment Towns across Connecticut are flying a Donate Life flag in celebration of National Donate Life Month. On April 6, 2018, there was a ceremony at Old Lyme, CT’s Memorial Town Hall to commemorate the occasion and to raise the flag. Flag raising in Old Lyme, CT. Those pictured include a heart recipient, 2 kidney recipients (one also a pancreas recipient), a kidney donor and a liver donor. Old Lyme First Selectwoman Bonnie Reemsnyder takes on raising awareness about organ donation as a personal pet project. Dr. Caroline Rochon of Hartford Hospital discusses the growing need for organ donors. Dr. Richard Jones of Mentoring Corps for Community Development (MCCD) thanks those in attendance and explains why MCCD got involved in raising awareness for organ donation. MCCD is currently working with the school system to include the topic in the Health curriculum. Laura Lee was a kidney donor in an 18-person kidney chain at Yale New Haven Hospital.